Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Nov 2015 21:12 UTC
SGI and IRIX

In 2003 I used PfaEdit, now FontForge, to convert screen to a TrueType font so it'd work on OS X, and I have used it as my standard bitmapped font since. I would have made the conversions public earlier, but I was concerned about whether this would be a licensing violation. It turns out the SGI fonts were released under a MIT license a few months after I initially converted them back in 2003, but I didn’t notice until today. So, here are the fonts for you to download.

The SGI font is classic. So memorable.

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RE[2]: I don't get it.
by ggeldenhuys on Wed 4th Nov 2015 13:44 UTC in reply to "RE: I don't get it."
ggeldenhuys
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2006-11-13

Indeed. I use bitmap fonts for programming and terminals too. If you don't have a retina-type display, bitmap fonts are the only way to get crisp / sharp looking fonts.

The bitmap font I use (Raize) also has very good distinction between the glyphs: 0oO & il1L

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